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Kunle Afolayan’s Swallow movie review: Is the 2 hours drama thriller worth your time?


Kunle Afolayan launched his contemporary movie ‘Swallow’ on Netflix on the first of October, 2021 and we elevate you a overview of the 2 hours long drama which stars singer Niyola as its lead.

It further stars Ijeoma Grace Agu (as Rose), Deyemi Okanlanwon (as Sanwo), Eniola Badmus (as Mrs Durojaiye), Chioma Akpotha (as Mama Chidi), Kevin Ikeduba (as OC), Offiong Anthony Edet (as Johnny) and old Olusegun Remi (as Mr Salako).

The Kunle Afolayan directed movie is an adaptation of Sefi Atta‘s simplest-selling new, Swallow which explores the burgeoning drug trafficking switch, space in opposition to a backdrop of 1980s Lagos, struggling beneath the burden of austerity measures and the putrid Battle Against Indiscipline.

In Swallow, Kunle Afolayan opts for a retro movie look that could pay noble homage to a nostalgic past and it used to be certainly a cinematic masterpiece.

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For the lead characteristic, Afolayan handpicks singer Eniola Akinbo aka Niyola, who do for song video aspects, has no formal or informal acting expertise and to be fair she wasn’t very impressive along with her acting; her friend, Rose (Ijeoma Agu) on the other hand saved her persona.

Agu used to be a ideal actor and presumably the most inspiring decision Afolayan made in ‘Swallow’. As Rose, Agu used to be the explanation ‘Swallow’ has a modicum of rewatch tag and in saner industries, producers could well be falling over themselves for a sprinkle of the magic which she without insist gives her characters.

A ways from Afolayan’s problematic quantity of lead, is ‘Swallow’ a right scrutinize? Positively, Afolayan has a right stumble on for art route and is an all round impeccable producer. In ‘Swallow’, he brandishes his expertise with the portrayal of the fashion, language and occasions (infrequently insensible) of the period that the movie is determined. And then the ending and sound observe can contain you giggling tackle a baby!

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